Bronson Bariatric Pre-Surgery Program

Schedule of Group Sessions (Tuesdays)

January 14, 2014 –February 18, 2014

4:30 pm- 5:30 pm

The interactive group sessions are each one-hour long, except the last class will meet for 1 1/2 hours.  The sessions meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. You will also need to schedule weekly individual one-hour sessions with the exercise physiologist. Nutrition reference books, handouts, and participant’s notebook are included in the program fee. Pre-surgery program participants will receive 10 visits with the exercise trainer at the Bronson Athletic Club. Participants will need to complete 8 visits prior to surgery and 2 visits after surgery.

You must complete your individual pre-assessment appointments with each Program team member BEFORE the first interactive group session.

Schedule of Group Classes:

Session 1: January 14th-Normal Eating-Aspects of Hunger, Fullness, and Satisfaction (Psychologist)

Session 2:  January 21st-Portion Control (Registered Dietitian)

Session 3:  January 28th-Making Behavioral and Cognitive Changes in your Eating (Psychologist)

Session 4:  February 4th-No more Dieting-Learning Healthy Lifestyle Changes (Registered Dietitian)

Session 5:  February 11th-Feeling and Food; Self-Acceptance (Psychologist)

Session 6:  February 18th-Putting it all together (Registered Dietitian, Psychologist and post bariatric surgery patients)

Upon completion of the program, you may attend any future group session free of charge for a year.  This is to help you further establish the lifestyle changes you have learned.  A schedule of upcoming classes is available by calling (269) 341-8900.

Registration for this class is currently CLOSED.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Registration Deadline:

Friday, January 10, 2014




Darci Schimp, RD and Pat Murray, Ed.D. L.P.


Bronson Center for Women, Suite M-515

Contact Information:

Bariatric Coordinator 269-341-8902

Registration Information:

Register online or call 269-341-8900.